Aged & Allied Health

HAPEE initiative works with Indigenous communities to improve hearing health

10 August, 2020

Hearing Australia is working with regional, rural and remote communities across Australia to address the high rates of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Beyond Blue launches 24/7 pandemic support service

07 August, 2020

Beyond Blue has partnered with Accenture and Medibank to develop a 24/7 Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service to meet the surge in demand for its services.

PI Therapy as effective as CBT in depression/anxiety

05 August, 2020

A treatment for depression and anxiety developed at Murdoch University has been shown to be as effective as cognitive behaviour therapy, the current gold standard.

Interpreter boost reduces patient self-discharge

05 August, 2020

A study conducted at Royal Darwin Hospital has found that increased use of Aboriginal interpreters was associated with a decrease in patients leaving treatment early.

12 dementia risk factors that could prevent or delay dementia

04 August, 2020

Less education in early life, hearing loss in mid-life and smoking in later life were associated with the greatest proportion of dementia cases in the population.

Peerless Foods Vita-lite Canola Spread portion control 10 g

01 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Peerless Holdings

Vita-lite Canola Spread is a cholesterol-free, dairy-free, vegan, halal spread with no artificial colours or flavours.

Why your office chair is harming your health

29 July, 2020

What would you say if someone told you that you spend an average of 6.3 hours every day damaging your health?

Award honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researcher

24 July, 2020

Leading Aboriginal academic Professor Roianne West has been awarded the 2020 Lowitja Institute Cranlana Award for her outstanding research leadership.

Fall-prevention technology helps seniors stand tall

15 July, 2020

StandingTall is an app that offers individually tailored exercises to older Australians so that they are able to exercise independently at home.

People with diabetes hit hard by pandemic

14 July, 2020

In addition to impacting physical health, 40% of people with diabetes report that COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their mental or emotional health.

Gardening resources to help seniors improve quality of life

07 July, 2020 by Jane Allman

Insteading has created a bumper trove of gardening resources, including those designed specifically for seniors.

New Rural Health Commissioner appointed

06 July, 2020

Associate Professor Ruth Stewart has been appointed as the new National Rural Health Commissioner, succeeding Professor Paul Worley.

The impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Australians

01 July, 2020

A report led by the University of Western Australia reveals that the pandemic has put many Indigenous Australians at risk of severe psychological distress.

Study identifies dementia medication management barriers

29 June, 2020

A study conducted by the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety has identified barriers to effective medication management in people with dementia.

Resources for GPs supporting victims of domestic violence

26 June, 2020

The RACGP is providing resources and support tools to help GPs care for victims of domestic abuse and violence.

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